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Only 37 CL&P customers offline Tuesday morning

Only 37 CL&P customers were still offline at 5 a.m. this morning, the company reports.

Many of the offline locations may be house wires that still need connecting.

After tropical storm Sandy hit last Monday, Oct. 29, all 10,677 CL&P customers were blacked out.

If you are among the few without power, call 800-286-2000 to make certain CL&P knows that.

Area towns still have some major problems. New Canaan still had 14% of its customers offline, Weston 14%, and Wilton, 9. Greenwich still had 2,500 customers offline (8)

Schools are still closed today, but expected to open Wednesday. Monday, Nov. 12, will not be celebrated as a school holiday for Veterans Day, and will be a school day.

All three usual polling places are open for today’s election.

Another storm headed this way Wednesday may cause new power problems, particularly with broken limbs or trees that have not fully fallen.

The town and the state are not collecting roadside brush, reports First Selectman Rudy Marconi.

Last year, the state collected from state roads piles of brush that homeowners placed there. This year, state highway crews are apparently collecting only the tree remains they cut up themselves — and those are considerable.

The Transfer Station is open for free storm-related brush, debris and food waste for noncommercial

vehicles from 7:30 am – 5 pm through Saturday, November 10.

Burning permits for storm-related debris can be obtained at the Fire Department; fees are waived until November 21. “As always, leaves may not be burned, only brush,” Mr. Marconi said last night.

The commodities distribution has been shut down.

Some numbers:

  • Call 1-800-288-2020 to report your AT&T telephone service interruption.
  • For Comcast outages call 1-800-266-2278.
  • Call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 for disaster assistance reimbursement information or go to www.disasterassistance.gov
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